Saturday, October 20, 2007


If you haven't already, please check out the links in my previous post about the "real" Halloween, Samhain.

The movie MARY POPPINS is very dated, as is the book, but if you watch it from the point of view that Mary Poppins is a witch, it is an interesting view of magick.

Nanny Poppins doesn't ride a broom, but she carries an enchanted umbrella that gives her the gift of flight. She has a bag that is enchanted and can carry many objects that are larger than it is (the hatstand, etc). And most importantly, she is able to transform those around her with joy and love.

If you are a proponent of the belief that "if you change, they change" then you can see Nanny Poppins wield the wand of change: she changes the children and the children change their father. She unleashes in her charges the joy and wonderment of imagination, and travel to other realms.

She is able to take you into a sidewalk drawing, where merry-go-rounds are enchanted horses, and animals talk and dance; where chimney sweeps dance on rooftops, and grown men laugh so much they float.

And she speaks the ancient lexicon of magick words: not "abracadabra", but "supercalifragilisticexpialadocious" (sp?).

I think Mary Poppins' brand of magick is very needed in today's world. We indeed are receiving our "medicine"-- things must change, for the old way of living will not serve us much longer-- but how about a spoonful of sugar to help it go down? Medicine does not have to be bitter. It can be wonderful.

A strong wind from the South is blowing, a mystic wind, perhaps Mary Poppins is riding it. Look for her, see if she is there.


No comments: